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Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Terraces Viognier

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Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Terraces Viognier

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Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This cool-as-a-cucumber Hawkes Bay viognier is understated and reserved, elegant and succinct with ginger, white peach and musk aromas. The palate is elegant, tight and fine, gently nutty and peach flavoured, bright acid balance.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
92
Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is grown at the Woodthorpe Terraces property, on the south side of the Dartmoor Valley in Hawke's Bay, whole-bunch pressed and fermented and matured for four months in French oak barriques (one-third new). The 1999 vintage is light lemon/green, with a floral, scented bouquet. Soft and vibrantly fruity, it's a substantial wine with impressive weight and pure, delicate, lemon and pear-like varietal flavours, still very fresh and youthful.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; the bouquet is clean but neutral, the palate very pleasant, with a texture not so far removed from Pinot Gris, as it does have viscosity; there are hints of sweet apple, but not the pastille fruit of Viognier from the Northern Rhone.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
87
Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The 1998 vintage is so scarce, Te Mata's agent in Auckland got only "four or five" cases. Grown at the Woodthorpe Terraces property, on the south side of the Dartmoor Valley in Hawke's Bay, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in seasoned oak casks, it's a floral, very elegant wine with lovely depth of delicate stone-fruit flavours, subtle wood and a crisp, long finish. A highly auspicious debut.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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